Articles By: Staff

Guest night figures for May are strong

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TOURISM accommodation figures for the Whakatane district showed strong growth for May 2017, compared to the same month in 2016. Total guest nights rose by 38…

Long hours increase heart risk

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PEOPLE who work long hours have an increased risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation, according to a study of nearly…

Runners eye up the other mountain

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EASTERN Bay runners will compete in the Pomona King of the Mountain race on Sunday. Held on Mount Cooroora, near Australia’s Sunshine Coast, the event…

CPI flat in June quarter

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THE consumers price index (CPI) was flat overall in the June 2017 quarter (0.0 percent inflation), down 0.1 percent after seasonal adjustment, Stats NZ said…

Writing workshop inspires youngsters

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BUDDING young writers got the chance to grow their talent and skills at a three-day Margaret Mahy-inspired workshop. The workshop, which was booked out after…

Police seek missing woman

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WHAKATANE police continue to call for sightings of 49-year-old Suzanne Fay Holmes. Ms Holmes’ car was located at Te Urewera six-days-ago and she was last…

Court news – Meeting ‘not appropriate’

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RESTORATIVE justice was not “appropriate” for Moana Kerr-Wilson, according to the police. Kerr-Wilson appeared in the Whakatane District Court last week after she sold several…

Stink bugs declared a threat to industry

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AN agreement to reduce the damaging impact of Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) incursion was signed at the Horticulture NZ Conference in Tauranga on Friday…